1st Edition

Core/Periphery Relations in Precapitalist Worlds

ISBN 9780367014803
Published June 30, 2020 by Routledge
316 Pages

USD $150.00

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Book Description

This book demonstrates that Immanuel Wallerstein's reluctance to apply core and periphery to precapitalist transformations is a product of the way he views the luxury trade. It utilizes the study of different kinds of world-systems to explore how logics of social reproduction become transformed.

Table of Contents

Preface -- Introduction -- Conceptualizing Core/Periphery Hierarchies for Comparative Study -- Was There a Precapitalist World-System? -- 5000 Years of World System History: The Cumulation of Accumulation -- Cores, Peripheries, and Civilizations -- The Evolution of Societies and World-Systems -- Prehistoric Chiefdoms on the American Midcontinent: A World-System Based on Prestige Goods1 -- The Role of Nomads in Core/Periphery Relations -- The Monte Albán State: A Diachronic Perspective on an Ancient Core and Its Periphery -- Epilogue

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